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Dec 15, 2012 7:00am PST
weather in a few minutes. >>> police if two of the biggest cities are looking to get guns off the streets this weekend. the oak land police department is holding its gun buy back event at saint benedicts church. san francisco a officer -- officers are hosting one at the oh mega boys club. they are offering $200 for every working gun turned in. >>> today in point reyes the auto baun society will hold a christmas bird count. it will do a bird census to assess the health of the bird population. that will help guide future conservation efforts. anyone can participate if you're interested. it's now in its 43rd year. >>> the local county that thinks it has the most to lose to the rising water. >> still to come, in the wake of the newtown school shooting, the three words that may help you survive a violent crisis. we'll be right back. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,, people ended up dead. >>> another shooting to tell you about this morning. shots range out at a hotel in las vegas and two people ended up dead. at about 8:30 a man shot a woman in the lobby of the excalibur and the shooter turned the gun on
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Dec 1, 2012 7:00am PST
monitoring gambling on a multi-floor casino. >>> redwood city city council will consider getting tax breaks to the historic fox theater in exchange for upgrades. part ever the deal theater owners would submit a list of improvements they would make over a ten year period that would include new carpet and new theater seats. >>> we are continuing to keep our eye on the storm this morning. some bay area friends who look like they are saying bring it on were otters couldn't stop playing in the rain. i think this is our destiny. i hope we are make her proud. >> incredible journey ends on the golden gate bridge today. 8 million people who are cheering this woman on and the story of friendship that lives on. >>> you may not have heard it's going to be raining. the latest on all of that and we have another and the last in a one, two, three punch moving into the bay area tonight. we will tell you what to expect, how much and all of that weather stuff which we will get a little bit of a break even though it's still overcast. we will cover it all when we come back from a break. it's for the 25-t
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Dec 29, 2012 7:00am PST
others. the killings were in an area of west oakland known for gang activity. the city's homicide rate now stands at 130. that is up from last year's total of 110. >>> a sixth person faces murder and other charges in the case of a man and woman found bound and gagged on a san francisco street. the authorities say 26-year-old katherine wong is being held on $2 million bail. a man and woman were found bound and beaten december 9th. a man -- that man later died from a gunshot wound and the woman is still recovering at a hospital. she is expected to survive. >>> graffiti is on the rise in san francisco. large murals are often the targets. all around san francisco vandals have been defacing murals even along clarion alley which is considered kind of a street museum of murals. the public works department says it's had almost 22,000 requests for graffiti cleanup in san francisco this year. >>> a good sign for the san jose sharks and the nhl. the players association and its owners are set to go back to the bargaining table tomorrow. a new contract offer seems to have broken the ice, so to
CBS
Dec 8, 2012 7:00am PST
francisco's deputy city attorney. >> in many ways this is bad news? >> it is bad news in the sense that if the court had denied review we would have seen marriages quickly within a few days. again not only in san francisco. >> opponents say the supreme court should uphold the will of california voters defining marriage as only between a man and a woman. >> it's important to remember that still in the vast major the of states, four out of five states, the people have chosen to either vote themselves or their elected representatives to stick with traditional marriage. >> reporter: for tommy and jeff the decision is personal. they launched the challenge to prop 8 seeking the right to marry. >> sometimes the court system needs to nudge us forward to be a better more united america. >> reporter: the court could rule in a way that impacts same-sex marriage only in california and does not affect the rest of the country. >> movements are a mix of things. you have to kind of take the ups with the downs. >> reporter: the court will hear the marriage case in march. a decision will probably co
CBS
Dec 27, 2012 11:00pm PST
. like many cities in the bay area, residential burglaries are on the rise and have been for quite a while. >> reporter: a helicopter and search dog were unable to locate the suspects. and officers have only a vague description of the three men. however, they were able to recover some of the personal effects that were stolen. they were dropped during the chase. live in antioch, christin ayers, cbs 5, we are following a developing story in the east bay. police are investigating a shooting at the pittsburg-bay point bart station. now, bart authorities say they got the first call just before 7:00 tonight. they found the victim in the parking lot. he was taken to john muir medical center in walnut creek with life-threatening injuries. bart police have not released any information on the victim or possible suspects. the shooting investigation caused major delays for bart riders. >>> crime in oakland is out of control. but tonight, health is on the way. a former big city police chief has been hired to offer the city some solutions. cbs 5 reporter linda yee on the man who brings coast-to-co
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Dec 1, 2012 11:00pm PST
. firefighters pumped water out of this flooded redwood city apartment complex. >> it was up to a foot deep before we got here. we were able to pump it out. >> reporter: they got the water out before it could cause any damage to the interior of the building. the heavy rain kept this crew moving from one trouble spot to another. >> it's been very busy today. a lot of freeway accidents. >> reporter: a pg&e crew was sent to help restore power, but they needed help themselves after a large oak tree fell on top of their truck. it happened friday night on stevens canyon road. no one was hurt, since the workers were working away from the truck. >> it was bad luck, really, but the drivers said it's the second time it happened to them, so you kind of do feel it's a big dangerous. when it does storm up here, you think a tree is gonna come through your house any second, so it can get scary. >> reporter: james decided to trim the trees around his house after this one fell on his driveway today. but he says that's part of living in the mountains. >> it's really not that bad. everybody has a stand-b
CBS
Dec 18, 2012 6:00pm PST
. >>> we're telling you earlier about our breaking news story out of san jose. san jose city college on lockdown tonight report of a man with a gun or a suspect with a gun on campus. unconfirmed reports. we want to go live to kcbs radio reporter mike colgan. what do you know from where you are right now? >> reporter: well, part of the campus has been cleared. but two areas of the campus are still on lockdown as the science and tech labs is what i have been told two years still on lockdown, other students have been told to leave. we see cars streaming out of the campus so part of the campus has been -- they have been allowed to leave. i think two other parts of campus remain on lockdown. still unconfirmed reports of a gunman on campus. some students have been allowed to leave. >> this happened about 90 minutes ago the first reports came in, mike. there was an unconfirmed report of someone being seen on campus. >> it's locked down. >> with a weapon. [overlapping speakers] >> reporter: that's right. there's no -- nobody actually saw anybody with a weapon. there are unconfirmed reports here
CBS
Dec 27, 2012 5:00pm PST
. >>> an 11-year-old boy from daly city was killed in a police chase in pasadena. cbs 5 reporter joe vazquez went to the family's neighborhood. joe. >> reporter: you can see this apartment building behind me. this is where the ing family makes their home. they were in pasadena visiting relatives on christmas day. riding in a van, police were chasing a suspect through the streets. that suspect vehicle smashed into the van and killed two cousins including 11-year-old kendrick ing. let this is a photo according to kendrick's neighbor rita, she identified him from this facebook picture. she says the boy was always involved with sports and school and that his father was devoted to his children. [ crying ] >> the dad and boy would always travel together and see them together all the time. [ crying ] >> the father was always the one taking them to school... i would see them back and forth coming from sports and then... [ crying ] >> reporter: kendrick was killed, his other three-family members were involved in that crash at least two of them are still in the hospital. police are investigati
CBS
Dec 14, 2012 11:00pm PST
. the video created by the city of houston with the department of homeland security grant trains people to flee a shooting scene, prevent a shooter from finding you, and as a last resort, fight back. >> you always believe it's not going to happen here. >> reporter: dr. bobby lambert knows better. a workplace psychologist she handled the aftermath of one of the major mass shootings of our time, the 93 massacre at 101 street in san francisco. since then she says mass shootings have become down right common place. >> we're seeing more of it and i think it's more of our culture today in a way that it never had been. >> reporter: it's why lambert advocates live shooter training at schools and work places, like this one at a south san francisco school a few years ago, one man acting as a shooter and students and teacher taking cover. >> it helps them like a fire drill. so if there is a fire or a shooter in the building, you know where to go and hide. >> reporter: she says from reports, it's clear the teachers reacted swiftly, hiding children in closets and classrooms and leading them out of t
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Dec 3, 2012 12:00pm PST
take to clean it up. >> reporter: the city has a huge project on its hands. the city manager said this is the largest sinkhole he hasstein in more than 20 years and going to take a lot of time and money to fix it. a big problem in one lafayette neighborhood a 20-foot sinkhole swallowing a section of mountain view drive near downtown. chris lives steps away in this blue house. the sinkhole is practically in his front yard goosiery. sounded like a big crushing -- crumbling in. >> reporter: the sinkhole opened up yesterday after heavy rain. the creek under the street was running high with debris. >> it plugged the talbot, goes under the road, the water had nowhere to go and so it eroded the road around the culvert and collapsed the road. >> reporter: neighbors can't believe it. >> absolutely amazing. never seen anything like this in my life, never dreamed of it. by knew the area flooded on -- we knew the area flooded on new year's in 1977 but never saw this before. >> i have never seen this happen before. right in front of my house, it's like wow. >> reporter: the city has big tasks on it
CBS
Dec 30, 2012 6:30pm PST
. >>> 2012 has been a bad year for homicides in the major cities. two days to go oakland is at 130 for a year. 26% increase from 2011. sanfrancisco has 67 so far. it is say one third increase from last year. san jose's 45 is low for a city of almost a million people but it is still 12.5% higher than 2011. >>> well, a deadly tour bus crash in oregon. how the weather conditions contributed to it and complicated rescue efforts. >>> i don't see why they need to do it now. >>> sunday drivers be aware. the change impacting your change if you want to park in san francisco. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,, crash of a commercial jetlir in russia. a camera inside a car on a moscow freeway s the moment of impact. >>> dramatic video captures the crash of a commercial jetliner in russia. a camera inside of a car on a moscow freeway shows a moment of impact. debris goes ming across the road. the plane slammed into the ground short of the runway. five crewmembers were killed. there were no passengers on board. >>> well, another deadly crash closer to home. a tour bus slid off of an icy interstate in oregon this morning
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Dec 7, 2012 6:00am PST
northeastern coast of the miyagi miyagi. one city reported a minor injuries, taking a look at the video, you can see it caused continuous shaking in some areas. buildings in tokyo were reportedly swaying for at least several minutes. this quake did rattle nerves in a country still recovering from the devastating earthquake and tsunami in march 2011. miyagi was one one of the areas that suffered the worst of the destruction. that quake fueled, at least 60 people died and cars boats and homes were swept away. as of right now, tokyo electric power says there are no problems at any of its nuclear plants. frank michelle. >> and we understand that you have family in japan. have you been able to talk to them at all and are they okay. >> that's right. i have my parents and aunt and uncle are stationed in japan at military bases. i was able to talk to my mother. they didn't feel the quake. they're too far south but i have an aunt and uncle in tokyo. thanks to social media i was able to see that they were okay and again, like i said it's a dramatic difference from last year when i was working a newsca
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Dec 6, 2012 6:00pm PST
department will function under scrutiny by a federal monitor. the city has agreed to surrender some control of the opd. cbs 5 reporter da lin on those who say it will now be harder to fight crime. >> that agreement in my opinion is going to be absolutely worse for the oakland police department to be able to function. >> reporter: oakland mayor jean quan and police chief howard jordan did not want to talk about the partial federal takeover. but councilman ignacio de la fuente says the arrangement creates too many restrictions on police officers to fight crime. >> police got have the ability to use what they learn in order to identify people before they commit crimes. >> reporter: the compliance director would be able to punish and fire the police chief and the command staff. civil rights attorney john burris says that person is basically the chief of the police chief. >> this is a game changer in many ways, and so it should be felt all the way down to the officers on the street. >> reporter: burris insists the compliance director will not direct officers on how to did is -- on how to
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Dec 12, 2012 5:00am PST
unit shines. >> this is the highest number of people killed in the city since 1991. >>> slow response times expected in the east bay. supervisors vote unanimously to close four fire stations. the stations that will be closerd in walnut creek, martinez, lafayette and clayton. that leaves clayton without a single fire station. cbs 5 reporter cate caugiran reports. >> reporter: starting next month the city won't have a fire station. that means the near he was fire station to clayton will be 3.5 miles away in concord. last night's vote comes after voters failed to pass measure q. measure q was a parcel tax that, if passed, would have prevented these closures. these closures will save the fire protection district $3 million. the district is facing a $17 million deficit and says it spent its reserves. but for clayton neighbors, the savings don't outweigh the costs it will mean for their city. >> it's hitting us at a tender spot with us because of what we have been through and we know what others will, unfortunately, have to go through. >> reporter: kelly's clayton home was destroye
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Dec 17, 2012 6:00pm PST
last christmas here. in a city where the average home price is well over a million dollars, the it's a place almost anyone can afford but the question is, how much longer will palo alto's buena vista mobile home park remain home to the more than 100 low- income families who live here? >> we want a place to stay. it's been stressful for more than 400 people around this area in buena vista. >> reporter: she has lived in the 1950s trailer for 18 years but she was informed by mail that the property owners are moving ahead with plans to evict the residents including 125 children. the plan is to move out the low income people and build a 180 unit upper income apartment building on the land. >> kids are very sad. they don't know where they're going. they're crying. they think no more home. no more school. no neighbors. no friends. >> too much problem for me and for my kids. >> reporter: the owner of the property declined to comment on his plans. >> we do not want these families and these children to end up homeless any of them. >> reporter: opponents may not be able to stop the plans b
CBS
Dec 28, 2012 11:00pm PST
views of the city and it's treacherous surf. this stretch of coastline is where a man and child were swept to sea and drowned. they were found floating under the golden gate bridge. late this afternoon, around 4:00, a third person, who was also taken out by the waves, was able to get out of the surf and call 911. >> rescue units shortly arrived within 25 minutes and recovered two bodies, one male adult and one child. >> reporter: the water, a chilly 53 degrees. there was a high surf advisory today. he says the beach is popular for fishing and picnicking. it's also dangerous. when the victims went in, it was getting dark. >> we do have 14 lifeguards, seasonal lifeguards on staff, for just these reasons. last year, they conducted over 70 saves. >> reporter: but no rescue tonight. the bodies were recovered and taken to fort baker. now an investigation into the deaths begin. >> our national parks are beautiful but they're unforgiving. >> reporter: and the names of the victims have not been released, but officials tell me they were relatives. >>> new at 11, a two-alarm fire burns out one
CBS
Dec 3, 2012 11:00pm PST
down in one bay area city tonight because of the storms. >> good evening i'm ken bastida. >> i'm dana king. shut down for hours because of a power outage. liz. >> reporter: dana, between 40 and 50,000 commuters were effected by the massive melt down this evening. look behind me. as you said all under ground transit stations shut down tonight. many are still trying to figure out how to get home. the chaos began with a grew some accident earlier this evening. >> i seen her. when the trollly went back i didn't see her. >> a woman in a wheelchair clipped the backside of a westbound trollly and was dragged underneath the car along market from delores to church street. >> the woman was taken to sf general for life-threatening injuries. the accident shut down service from the f trolly. 45 minutes later another melt down. this time the transformer that gives power to all the under ground lines blew up. shutting down service to the entire under ground transit. apparently it was damaged with water damage from yesterday. >> the massive shut down forced thousands of passengers to find anothe
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Dec 30, 2012 11:00pm PST
jose's 45 is still low but it is higher than 2011. >>> not all cities are seeing an increase. richmonday richmond is no longer on the most dangerous -- richmond is no longer on the most dangerous list. it is a drop, 45%. it is the lowest number people have seen since 2001. big credit can be given to the police department extra officers, they went from 40 to 190 officers in recent years. >>> well, a developing story tonight. secretary of state hilary rodham clinton is in a new york hospital being treated for a blood clot. doctors say the clot is a result of a concussion that she suffered several weeks ago when she fainted and she hit her head while battling a stomach virus. it forced her to delay the testimony about the attack in libya. she steps down next month. the most traveled secretary of state in history. she has visited 112 countries while on the job. >>> the clock is ticking. in less than 24 hours everyone's taxes will go up unless congress hammers out the deal. lawmakers went home route an agreement of negotiations, randall? >> reporter: went home but they will be bac
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Dec 10, 2012 12:00pm PST
headed to the mexico city area. everywhere on board died, including her publicist, lawyer and make up artist. she sold 15 million records and in october won artist of the year at the billboard mexican music awards. >> she is the celina, the elvis presley. she will be in history for many, many years. >> reporter: media crews from the u.s. and latin america are here in lakewood lining the streets in front of her family's home. she was born in california and industry experts say the singer was on the verge of becoming a big name here in the states. >> she had just signed deal to do a comedy with abc, so, she was really poised for mainstream success. >> reporter: family friends say she never let fame go to her head. >> she gave everything and always game around. >> reporter: her mother says she is sure her daughter is now singing to the lord. in lakewood, california, theresa garcia, cbs5. former international fund leader strauss-kahn has reached a agreement with a new york city hotel mate who accused him of sexual assault. the lawsuit stems from an encounter in may of last year that force
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Dec 5, 2012 6:00pm PST
from the runway. the city council approved that plan last night. officials say that birds sucked into airplane engines can cause engine problems and power outages. they hope shooting the birds with either blanks or live bullets will prevent some of those problems. >>> while it was raining this morning, take a look at this. huge tree came crashing down on a home in san francisco's russian hill neighborhood. this is on lurmont terrace by lombard street. the 100-foot cypress broke through the roof of the master bedroom, missed the homeowner by just a few feet. >> four feet closer to my bed and i wouldn't be standing here talking to you right now. so i'm blessed. >> and get this. just two days ago, he moved his bed from under the very spot where the tree crashed through. the tree also ripped down a power line. that wasn't only tree that toppled this morning. this came down on a parked car in san francisco's richmond district. fortunately, nobody hurt. but the super saturated ground gave way so easily, the sidewalk was pulled up. >>> a parking lot in burlingame was flooded in rollins
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Dec 14, 2012 6:00pm PST
town about 60 miles northeast of new york city. the death toll at the sandy hook elementary school stands at 26, including 20 children, some of them kindergarteners. and the principal of the school was killed as well. the gunman, 20-year-old adam lanza, armed with two handguns, opened fire in the kindergarten classroom where his mother was a teacher. her body was found later at her home. after the shootings, the police say adam lanza took his own life at the school. jim axelrod tells us how it all unfolded. jim? >> reporter: well, scott, it was just before -- just after 9:00 this morning at the sandy hook elementary school, which is right down the road here, a kindergarten through fourth grade school, so early this kids were still delivering their attendance list from their classrooms to the main office. as we say, a little after 9:00, the gunman apparently walked into the school and started shooting. police got 911 calls and kids could hear screaming coming over the intercom. the school was quickly placed on lockdown. teachers locking doors, pulling shades, keeping kids away from
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Dec 27, 2012 12:00pm PST
creek, cate caugiran, cbs 5. >>> we now know it was an 11- year-old boy from daly city that is killed in a police pursuit in pasadena on christmas day. police and fbi agents were conducting a gang sweep when they started following a car that committed a traffic violation. the suspects took off and eventually hit a minivan carrying a family from daly city. an adult and 11-year-old were killed in the car. three others in the minivan were injured, as well. four suspects are arrested and face murder charges. >>> the search is on for suspects in a gang-related shooting in south san jose last night short live before 9 p.m. in the area off serenade and lullaby drives. officers safe the suspect started an altercation with the victim, shot him and then took off. the victim taken to the hospital, no word yet on his condition. >>> apparently the smell is what led to the discovery of a ghoulish plot. two people are under arrest now for what was found in the backyard of a home on warren avenue in vallejo. it was a badly decomposed body. richard romer of alameda died two years ago at the age
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Dec 24, 2012 11:00pm PST
to the levy. we have city crews, county crews, engineers, and volunteers, all on scene, helping to make this happen so that residents in this neighborhood can have a safe christmas where they will not have to worry about that levy. reporting live in east palo alto. >>> a beautiful break in the weather today, but more rain is on the way. >> brian? >> not a thing to be seen at this time but that will change about midday tomorrow. but there is good news with this storm, because that low is mostly up off the queen charlottes in british columbia and that energy is too far away to do nearly as much as it did yesterday. we expect a mostly cloudy start to the day on christmas. then rain will spread south, but it is not going to be as bad as yesterday. the forecast models put about a half inch of rain in this. it will be not nearly as windy as it was yesterday. all the details coming up when we have kind of an unusual weather forecast in just a few minutes. >> we'll see you then. >>> police say a man was hit just after 5:00 as he was crossing broadway. the car cars were racing when the man
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Dec 28, 2012 5:00pm PST
police chase that ended up killing an 11- year-old daly city boy. the l.a. county district attorney says the suspects a man and woman in their early 20s threw a loaded gun out of their car before slamming into a minivan in pasadena on christmas night. 11-year-old kendrick ing was killed along with his 25-year- old cousin. the family was down in l.a. for christmas and had just left an ice rink. >>> as 2012 closes oakland's murder rate hit 130. three people were killed just last night. a 21-year-old and a 19-year-old were shot to death. and in a separate attack, a man was stabbed. >>> along the coast 14-foot waves have prompted a high surf advisory from point reyes down to san mateo county. the surf is going to be up until late tomorrow night. >>> and there used to be a certain code on the streets. vandals wouldn't touch a mural. but now graffiti vandals have hit murals all over san francisco from north beach to davisidero to the mission. one artist involved with the mission's clarion alley mural project says 2012 has been the worst year since he started 15 years ago. >>> new year's e
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Dec 19, 2012 6:00pm PST
to find a new place anywhere in the city especially considering he has been under rent control for so long. can't anyone help him relocate? >> if you are homeless and you're a drug addict, perhaps they will help you. but if you like me and paid your rent every day for 40 years and been basically a good guy, there is no help. >> reporter: his landlord is ee investigating davis employing the ellis act, a warning man dade by law that gives renters a heads up that the landlord is planning something different with the property. the ellis act restricts landlords from kick everyone out then raising the rent. >> hey hey, ho ho! [ indiscernible ] >> reporter: activists held a demonstration at 18th and castro this afternoon saying they are highlighting the fact that there's been a sharp increase in ellis act ee visions in recent months. they say some 27 city landlords have informed tenants they are getting evicted. that includes 17 buildings in the mission alone. bad news in the holiday season. >> i would love to have my daughter raised in san francisco. we can't officially afford it if we'r
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Dec 12, 2012 6:00pm PST
work for our south bay cities where pension contributions are lower and the pay better. the police union says what started as a trickle has become a flood. >> we have another six officers that walked out the door just this week. nine more officers going to be resigning by the end of the month. >> reporter: san jose pd has enjoyed a regional reputation as a good place to work but as word spreads of officer discontents, the pool of potential candidates is getting smaller. >> the pay and compensation packages is dramatically less than what it used to be. so as the future goes forward it's going to be more and more difficult to hire people to come from other places to work here. there will always be that group of people who live here or want to be comes here. but we have fewer people coming to us than we used to. >> reporter: the 44 officers currently in the san jose police academy won't be ready to patrol the streets on their own until july. another academy is starting in april but those officers won't be ready for the streets until january of 2014. the problem is the department needs
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Dec 20, 2012 6:00pm PST
posing two new gun control laws for the city. one that bans hollow point bullets, another that notifies law enforcement when anyone buys 500 rounds or more of any type of ammunition. now marin county is going to do a gun buy-back. the district attorney says they will have it on martin luther king day in mid-january. he says not only are they buying back weapons, but get this parents, they say you can also sell your child's ultraviolet videogames back. clearly, you know, it's really strange, holding that weapon, those machine guns in my hand like that and you can see why they're buoyed by the success but they acknowledge there are still thousands of these firearms still on the streets and new ones being sold every day as well as videogames. >> thank you. >>> san francisco police are already planning another gun buy-back. but cbs 5 reporter mark sayre shows us it may be impossible to keep ahead of a huge spike in gun sales. mark. >> reporter: well, juliette, not only is the renewed push to restrict guns coming from washington but there are efforts coming from sacramento and all of it comi
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Dec 20, 2012 12:00pm PST
some gusts now to 38 miles per hour in crescent city. those winds are headed toward the bay area just beginning to pick up outside. in fact, a wind advisory going into effect this evening expected to see some of those winds sustained between 20 to 35 miles per hour along the coastline and over the mountaintops, we could see some of those gusts in excess of 50 miles an hour. so it's going to be a ripping storm and a lot of rain too. you'll be surprised to see how big these rain totals are coming up. we'll have more on that and the rest of your weather in a few minutes. >> thank you. >>> an apartment fire in san francisco forced more than two dozen residents out into the cold this morning. the call came at about 5:30 a.m. smoke and flames were seen on the third floor of the building at 119 broad street. residents were evacuated. one firefighter was treated for smoke inhalation. but no word yet on the cause. >>> around the bay area now, a japanese diplomat pleaded guilty to two domestic violence charges in a redwood city courtroom today. the 32 was accused of abusing his wife for years.
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Dec 23, 2012 11:00pm PST
, too. one block. the city crews were on the scene quickly to cleanup the mess and get the road open. >> and driving was treacherous at the height of the storm. many accidents, spin outs, an overturned car. that is on 101 near airport boulevard where the water was deep and it caught drivers off guard. no word on injuries here, either. >> the great highway in san francisco is closed again between lincoln and sloth. the ocean tides, heavy rain and shifting sand. all conspiring to close the southbound lanes. one northbound lane closed as well. much of the day had people along the river watching the river rise. cbs 5 is on the preparations that are all too familiar to the locals. >> from swollen creeks to flooded lots. the couldn't sedealing with the repper cautions of the latest -- -- issues. >> they own this park and they maintain it. >> we tried sandbagging in the past. it is fruitless. >> willow creek topped its banks this morning. >> we have to come in and shovel it out and replant the grass and cleanup the bathrooms, a huge job. >> reporter: a few miles away. >> it is a little dram
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Dec 2, 2012 5:30pm PST
i knew it would be a normal storm. >> reporter: city and county officials are saying they don't think the next storm will be as dangerous as they thought but they will wait until they see more weather predictions before they decide what to do. live in napa, cbs 5. >>> and along the flood river, the flood warning fourgonville is canceled. this is a look at the russian river. because of lag times between rainfall and runoff getting to the river it is still expected to swell just below flood stage. and with any major storm there were problems on the roads this morning. in one case the water caused a pothole to open up on highway 4 in pittsburgh. two dozen -- two dozen cars hit it and had to pull over. this is on the westbound side of highway 4. crews shut down the free way to make repairs. >>> and the rain makes the roads wet and slick it was a bad scenario on highway 24 in orinda as a series of crashes tied up the eastbound labe for a few hours and then it got first. cbs 5 reporter ann maco vick shows us what happened to three firefighters at the accident scene. >> they never saw
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Dec 6, 2012 12:00pm PST
having to turn customers away. >> it's hard. the city is world famous for dungeness crab. like not being able to gamble in vegas. >> trying to hold out for a price we can afford to go fishing for. >> reporter: as behind the scenes negotiations continue and boats that cross the picket line face the ire of the rest. >> going fishing. >> that's everything that's wrong with this industry. >> reporter: the crab season up in oregon has also been delayed but that's expected to maybe open up next week. and that should open up our market here as well as far as getting some supply of fresh crab in. by all predictions i've heard this should be worked out by christmas. in san francisco, anne makovec, cbs 5. >> thank you. >>> nine months after a rash of robberies on the carquinez bridge miss have three suspects in -- police have three suspects in custody. cbs 5 reporter cate caugiran is in vallejo where officials just announced the results of a long investigation. >> reporter: these arrests were part of an effort by chp, transportation agencies and local law enforcement. >> in case was an excellent e
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Dec 15, 2012 5:30pm PST
salon in daly city the hairstylists often bring their children to work with them. she greets her granddaughter with a kiss, her tender age keeping her safe from the awful truth. >> i wouldn't tell her. she is too young. i can't imagine being one of those parents. is it safe nowadays you know taking them to school? walking them to school? you know, they're precious. >> reporter: reporting from the peninsula, patrick sedillo, cbs 5. >> secretary of state hillary clinton is recovering at home after fainting. she also suffered a concussion from hitting her head. clinton cancelled an overseas trip last week because she was ill with a stomach virus. the state department said she was dehydrated from the virus and fainted. she is being monitored by doctors and is working from home. she won't testify at congressional hearings on thursday because of her illness, about the september 11th attack on the u.s. diplomatic mission in benghazi, libya. >>> former south african president nelson mandela had surgery today to remove gallstones. doctors say the endoscopic surgery was successful. the 94-
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Dec 25, 2012 6:00pm PST
volunteers to deliver meals throughout the city but it's also a knock on the door, merry christmas, and, you know, this is the only human contact that some of these people actually get. >> reporter: more than 5000 meals were delivered by 11:00 this morning. >>> so, what did you get from santa? that's the question that cbs 5 reporter jennifer mistro asked today. >> merry christmas. >> reporter: the weather outside was really frightful. but the gift wrap ripping, well, you get the ideaas i went door to door on this coastal town, lots of creatures were stirring. >> hello. >> it was pretty clear santa had been around. >> reporter: what did you get? not every kid's dream gift but santa delivered some really cool stuff this christmas. >> i got a red sleigh and a state board. the skateboard, i got from santa claus. and the hat >> reporter: are you practicing for something, extreme sport perhaps? >> not yet hopefully >> reporter: all ages got into the act. happy? >> very. gorgeous, booths full. >> reporter: he was stoked. even though it looked like his board had been attacked. >> i fell the stairs w
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Dec 13, 2012 5:00am PST
foster city. a woman died at the scene. accident. chp was called out at 3:30 this morning when this accident was reported. two cars were involved. the person was found unconscious in one of the vehicles and was pronounced dead at the scene. let's show you maps of where this is. west 92 towards foster city. there are a few delays approaching the area. that right lane access is shut down. they hope it clear it within a half hour. maybe 45 minutes. we'll keep you updated. use an at national. despite construction across both directions of the dumbarton bridge, it's a better choice. across the bay use the bay bridge, as well. so far no other accidents to report. in fact, here's a live look at the bay bridge and you can see traffic moving okay into san francisco. no delays there right now. and a check on the south bay right now, so far, so good northbound 101, 280 also looking good as well as guadalupe parkway. that's a look at traffic. back to you guys. >> thank you. developing news from the southland where cal state fullerton will have classes again today. the campus was locked down for
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Dec 7, 2012 6:00pm PST
say they have been through this twice now. they married in 2004 when the city and down i have to san francisco began issuing marriage licenses. but after they exchanged their vows they were notified their marriage had been voided. in 2008 they didn't larry for fear it would be revoked. they were right. six months later prop 8 passed. so now they wait again. this time with hope. >> today is a great day because we can see the potential for a really good outcome, but there is also the possibility of something different happening. so, we have to continue to temper our hopes and dreams a little longer. >> reporter: the supreme court will likely hear the arguments in march and have a decision by the end of june. there are nine justices. it is entirely possible they have nine differ opinions. one thing is for sure, this is an historic moment. juliette goodrich, cbs 5. >>> not only will the supreme court hear the prop 8 case but also a challenge to the national defense of marriage act. >> they've got to solve this as a national level because it's just too much administrative confusion right
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Dec 21, 2012 6:00pm PST
asked the city to slap a one-year moratorium on new restaurants between 16th and 24th streets. >> i think they should let the market determine what is here. >> reporter: goes the other side. an apartment owner is definitely on that side. can you have too many restaurants in an area? >> uhm....... the people who eat in the restaurants will determine that. >> reporter: does every neighborhood need a drugstore, barbershop, hardware store? where are you going to get a screwdriver? >> when i want a screwdriver probably go next door to luna park for a good one. >> reporter: when you're in a neighborhood with that many bars and restaurants, the first screwdriver you might think of is a vodka and orange juice not a tool. so will this place someday be a restaurant? that will be up to the san francisco board of supervisors. they have ultimate say. in san francisco, mike sugerman, cbs 5. >>> a freeze of a different kind going on in the sierra. here's a look at highway 80 at donner lake, cars headed for lake tahoe this holiday weekend. cbs reporter neda iranpour with what you need to know if yo
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Dec 16, 2012 7:30am PST
is all police. they were chosen by the city. so there's no reason that the city can't comply with an agreement that's been complied with elsewhere in many cities. >> jim, 10 years ago, we had a case called the riders, where a group of cops, four of them were accused of planting evidence and abusing suspects on the street. since then, we've seen a decimation of the oakland police department due to budget cuts. they have gone from a high of 800 police officers to now about 625. we've also seen a steady drop in the number of arrests and stops and such like that. is there a concern that these new controls on stopping people, racial profiling and the added paperwork is going to lead to even less proactive policing? because that's what we're hearing on the streets. >> well, that's up to the command staff to prevent that. that's their job. if they see a lack of proactive police, there are disciplinary tools that they can use. if they don't use them and encourage them, then the command staff ought to be disciplined themselves. >> the feds have asked the oakland police department to implement
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Dec 20, 2012 5:00am PST
kansas city, missouri. you can see that the morning commuters are out on the highways already but probably taking it slow. the national weather service warns travelers in the central plains to expect hazardous conditions through today and into early tomorrow. >> that's why people from other parts of country move to california. [ laughter ] >> like i say, from denver. i name no names. >> who's that? >> look at the -- when we get 45-degree readings and go this is terrible, we say, what are you people wimps? >> i was laughing yesterday. >> but you still freeze out here. >> i get cold. >> it gets really cold in colorado but boy, you know what, we have some stormy weather coming in our direction as it looks like those clouds are gathering once again. right now it's a cold start to the morning. not as cold as yesterday. but look at just to the north. we have a cold front that's dropping in, in our direction. it will bring some changing weather throughout the day. likely to see some clouds streaming across our skies. and then as we get into the evening hours likely to see some rain devel
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Dec 18, 2012 5:00am PST
school massacre. 18-year-old sergio cabada of suisun city faces felony charges of making criminal threats. fairfield police got a tip he made the comments online supporting the connecticut gunman. investigators served a search warrant on his residence yesterday yesterday. they say they seized some items in order to prevent future acts of violence. >>> and students returned to class in newtown, connecticut, today except for those sandy hook elementary school students. cbs news's marley hall has more from newtown. >> reporter: it's back to school today for the children of newtown, connecticut. with one exception, the students of sandy hook elementary. >> which one -- >> reporter: kenneth canfield is a fourth grader at sandy hook. he was there that tragic day. >> he heard screaming and gunshots. the room he was in was being banged on by the gunman. >> reporter: kenneth and his classmates won't be returning to sandy hook elementary school. when they do go back, they will attend chalk hill school in nearby monroe. >> he said won't go back unless there's a police officer at every door. >> repor
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Dec 25, 2012 5:00am PST
poverty and they need that meal. >> some county and city officials are concerned about the potential impact on health and welfare programs. >>> the dreaded fiscal cliff can potentially affect a wide range of health programs. >> cbs news' wyatt andrews explains. >> reporter: professor mallen like hundreds of medical researchers has already fallen off the fiscal cliff. her budget which relies on federal grants is being cut by 10% now. as the nih, the national institutes of health, prepares for the possibility of budget cuts later. >> it's as much bigger than just my lab. it's affecting all-academic labs across the country. >> reporter: mallen understands the nih decision but calls it a setback. >> my lab will have to shut down research projects that we know would -- could have profound impacts on curing human disease. we may have to get rid of some staff members. >> reporter: the nih tells us because of uncertainty in the budget awards at 90% of what was perhapsed to researchers -- promised to researchers will be the standard at least for now and the threat of the cut raised alarms. >>
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Dec 19, 2012 6:00am PST
. >> thank you. >>> this morning, classes will resume at san jose city college less than 24 hours after a lockdown. yesterday afternoon, a caller reported seeing a man possibly armed with a gun at the tech center building. s.w.a.t. teams and heavily armed police officers searched the campus room by room during a three- hour lockdown. the city college president says the school immediately sent a text and went into lockdown mode. students and faculty were slowly released from classrooms as officers searched the entire five-story building. >> we definitely barricaded down. we definitely sat there. we hushed our voices, got away from all the windows, mad sure we weren't anywhere near where anyone can look in and we were afraid. >> in the end police found no indication that a gunman was on campus. >>> more people are coming forward talking about interactions with connecticut gunman lanza. workers at a newtown hair salon where lanza and his mother were regular customers say they never heard him speak. they say that his mother nancy lanza would give her son directions about what to do and where
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Dec 19, 2012 1:35am PST
numbers for you. union city will drop to 35 degrees santa clara. frost advisory for all of the south bay. all of the east bay, most of thes in layerspennine peninsula. >> a scare at a bay area college this evening. a lock down for three hours after someone reported seeing a gunman on campus. now police showed up, didn't find anything, but cbs five reporter kiet do. >> reporter: these photos show police officerrers searching room by room. >> we definitely barricaded down. made sure we were not where anyone could look n. we were afraid. >> reporter: around 4:30:00 p.m. college police got a phone call of a black male suspect wearing a white t shirt armed with a gun at the tech center building. officers swarmed in, lock down the entire campus an other the next few hours, students where released from their barricaded classrooms. officers searched the tech building, but there was no suspect or gun. ingly don't know if this was a hoax. obviously, we didn't find a suspect. i don't know if it was a prank or a hoax, but again, we take everything seriously. >> reporter: given that the newtown t
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Dec 10, 2012 5:00pm PST
california cities. >>> the president and house republicans have three weeks to compromise on tax hikes and spending cuts. ed to president obama hit the road to rally support from his plan. cbs reporter danielle nottingham has the latest from washington. >> president obama's public campaign to steer clear of the fiscal cliff took him to a diesel engine planted detroit. >> if congress doesn't act soon, meaning in the next few weeks, starting on january first, everybody's going to see their income taxes go up. >> private face to face talks were revised this weekend when house speaker boehner went over to the white house. neither side is releasing details about the conversation, but taxes are still the big sticking point. >> i'm not going to have a situation where the wealthiest among us, including folks like me get to keep all our tax break. >> while republicans have adamantly opposed raising taxes, now some are considering it if democrats agree to social security and medicare changes. republicans were disappointed with the proposed spending cuts in the president's first offer which do no
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Dec 22, 2012 11:00pm PST
. >> reporter: there's also a weather alert on the city website. officials will keep residents and merchants updated if water levels continue to rise. let's take a quick look at the creek. you can see it's pretty low at this point, only at about four feet. it floods at 13, but the rain is back. we are getting drenched out here. more rain tonight through tomorrow. >> thanks, elisa. >>> a rough day for holiday travelers on one of the busiest days of the year. the weather did cause long delays. earlier, some flights were running more than three hours behind schedule. but tonight, arriving flights are only 20 to 30 minutes late. conditions tomorrow could make a mess of schedules again, though. keeping of a mess, people on the road are dealing with their own travel woes today. heavy snow and ice combined to create accidents and spinouts. cbs reporter holly has been experiencing the conditions first hand. >> reporter: interstate 80, covered in snow and ice, made more dangerous and slow driving conditions heading up the mountain. most of these drivers are on their way to a holiday vacation, but the
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Dec 13, 2012 1:35am PST
. cbs 5 reporter christin ayers is at the broadway tunnel in the city with the video and with the first public comments from the officer involved. christin? >> reporter: correct. that officer changing his story a bit tonight, telling us that the lamborghini he was in was not really going 100 miles an hour and also saying he wasn't drunk. but that's not what he said on his facebook page. the video itself is astonishing. a lamborghini revs its engine, then hurdles ahead, going from zero to 100 through the 35-mile- an-hour zone through the broadway tunnel in 26 seconds flat. >> woo hoo! >> reporter: even more surprising is the man who claims he was in the car is a san francisco police officer. >> is he going to lose his job? >> he obviously took advantage of it because he's a cop. >> reporter: a cop who posted the joyride back on his facebook page. his name is sergeant carl t. he brags "we were all drunk," to the shock of people he posted the video to. some people pointed out there is a school and a playground close to the russian hillside of the tunnel where the joyride began. since it ap
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Dec 24, 2012 5:00pm PST
experiments. >> eye on the bay produce california cities sandra murray -- producer sandra murray discovered it while doing a news segment. forget about rush delivery. simply email or print the ecard and your gift is ready to go. >> by creating electricity from the heat of the fire it can charge your phone, light or other gadgets. >> it gain popularity following hurricane sandy enabling those without power to charge their phone without fire. it is also back ordered and comes with a ding staff gift tag for last minute holiday orders. and, finally, like a juicer but better. justed a frozen bananas and you have a healthy snack with no sugar, milk or added calories. it was a hit in the newsroom. now, it cost about 50 bucks. target stays open until 9:00. so, rush out and grab it now if you want it. >>> if the weather keeps up we will need one of those bio lights. >> reporter: we have a lot of nasty weather. calmer weather towards christmas. outside, the south bay, our view, we had a mostly sunny day. the beautiful bay bridge on christmas eve. these are your temperatures outside right now. san fra
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Dec 26, 2012 12:00pm PST
media. >>> encouraging signs in the housing market. home prices rose in most major cities in october up more than 4% from a year earlier and october was the fifth straight month of year-over-year gains. taking a look at the big board now, you can see that stocks are down today in a light trading session. you can see the dow is down about 9 points. >>> a bay area family and the season of giving. how the kindness of strangers helped save a family's injured dog. ,,,,,,,,,,,,,, donors for saving their dog. c-b-s-5 reporter christin ay >>> a you can bay area couple is thanking -- a young bay area couple is thanking anonymous donors for saving their dog. christin ayers shows us how strangers saved the dog and the family's christmas. >> come on, babe. >> reporter: it was two weeks to christmas when nick and lindsey anderson realized their dog escaped from the yard but they discovered when it came home hours later -- >> she started barking at the back door. and that's when we knew that she was hurt. she couldn't walk. she was dragging her paw. she was crying. >> reporter: shasta, doctors told h
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Dec 9, 2012 5:30pm PST
celebrate peace sunday. jackson joined other religious leaders and mayor, to highlight the city's violence prevention initiative. to keep them from the cycle of crime and violence. >> and the best -- fight, jobs, job training, hope and the future. >> we're grateful. >> and jackson also expressed his support for revival on the ban of assault weapon. >> former south african president, nelson mandela is hospitalized. statement revealed that the apartheid hero was admitted to the opt for tests and his condition was comfortable. delegations visited the hospital. he spent 27 years had prison fighting racist white rule. he became south africa's south president in 1994. >>> hugo chavez is back in cuba for more cancer treatment. chafes, reelected in october, refacing a "new battle with the disease." doctors say he will undergo surgery after previous operations, chemo therapy and radiation treatment. >>> fresh crowd in san francisco, synonymous for years. not so much this past week. cbs 5 reports, why there's a shortage of the crust asian at local restaurants. >>> this weekend, an annual cr
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